Gaming Computers!

They are quite similar to regularly conventional personal computers; specific differences include the inclusion of components that are performance-oriented towards playing games, and video cards. The term ‘enthusiast computing’ is often used in association with gaming computers as there is overlap of interest and the genres described.

However, for a layman to understand differences between gaming and enthusiast PCs, it is important to know that gaming PCs are put together to achieve specific performance outlays in actual video game play while an enthusiast PC is simply built to maximize and optimize performance using gaming as a benchmark to achieve it. The cost of the two systems also amplifies the differences between the two; while gaming PCs can be extended over a wide range from low, mid and high range segments, enthusiast PCs are always high-end in definition and are quite expensive.

There is the popular myth or misconception that computer gaming is intertwined with expensive enthusiast computing; however, it is interesting to note that gaming video card manufacturers earn maximum revenues through their low and medium range PC offerings.

Gaming computers are widely different because of the complex variety of parts that go into assembling them; they are invariably custom assembled than pre-manufactured. Most gaming or hardware enthusiasts put together the computers; some companies that specialize in manufacturing gaming machines also do this. They create an interest among computer enthusiasts by producing ’boutique’ models that allow the enthusiasts themselves to complete the design by aesthetic choice in conjunction with the hardware in the machine.

Although gaming computers are distinctly different from conventional PCs, the evolution for better output began with improving graphics, color fidelity, display systems etc. in producing them for the mass market. Another particular move that has since been integrated into motherboards is the adoption of the sound card which is an all-visible component in today’s PCs.

Gaming movements began aggressively in the 1980s with several non-IBM PCs gaining popularity due to advanced sound and graphic capabilities. At that time, game developers, in particular, video game manufacturers and developers started out on these platforms before porting the usage to more common PCs and other platforms such as Apple.

Custom-built gaming computers became increasingly popular in 2012 allowing more flexibility in budgets, controls and upgrading advantages. Several basic components that are required when assembling a gaming computer like motherboard, memory cards, video cards, solid-state drives, CPUs etc. are maximized for performance outputs by gaming enthusiasts by turning to independent benchmarks during hardware selection. Such benchmarks include ratings for PC components to ensure protection of equipment and safety from in-built hazards like heat output etc.

The Extremely Popular Tetris Games

Tetris is a game that is played using Tetriminos. These are game pieces and are fashioned like geometrical shapes consisting of four squares. Any game piece may be given to a player, and this should be arranged in the playing field, which is usually a rectangular space. The player should arrange a Tetriminos in such a way that 10 square blocks must form a horizontal line without any spaces. This will cause the vertical line to disappear. And consequently the blocks above it will fall. Tetris game pieces can be rotated by 90 degrees, until the user finds a particular place to fit the piece. After the user reaches a certain score, he advances to a new level. As he advances, the game pieces fall faster and faster, this increases the possibility of the pieces to pile up and the game ends when the Tetrimonos stack up and touch the upper boundary of the field. Losing a game is generally referred to as “topping out”.

The Grand Master is a very popular variation of Tetris game. Here the player must utilize each and every second, because the game eventually becomes so fast that not even a crucial second can be wasted.Invisible Tetris is another variation. Here the blocks are revealed only when they are in the process of falling and stay hidden until the game gets over.Tetris is a tile matching game of the puzzle genre. It was initially designed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union and was released on the 6th of June, 1984. The game was given its unique name by coupling two words tetra and tennis, tetra was used because every piece is composed of four squares and tennis was Alexey’s favorite sport. Hence the name Tetr-is was chosen.

The Tetris game quickly gained popularity and was included in video game consoles, mobile phones and portable media players. The handheld version of Game Boy included the game in its device and the game was extremely successful. It has been voted as the greatest game of all time by many magazines based on surveys from the public.